By Jerry Del Priore
Ever since I started dating my girlfriend, Maggie, in Chatham, New Jersey, 15 months ago, we’ve hit so many tasty eateries in and around the area. But I haven’t gotten the opportunity to frequent a place that almost everyone in Morris County raves about: Millburn Deli in Millburn (of course).
That all changed over the Labor Day weekend when we sauntered over to the wildly popular sandwich-making paradise.
In business since 1946, I’ve been told that Millburn Deli is always packed to the gills, and it was, even on a weekend when most Jersyans hit “The Shore.”
The vast selections of sandwiches overwhelmed me a bit, so I ordered a delicious Mediterranean Salad — Field Green Mix • Feta Cheese • Chick Peas • Tomato • Bell Pepper • Artichoke Hearts • Lemon Dijon • Vinaigrette Dressing.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking: A salad at Millburn Deli? But I am doing my best to eat healthier, and it was pretty hardy anyway, so don’t judge me.
Maggie ordered the Un-Brie-Lievable Sandwich — Smoked Turkey • Brie Cheese • Tomato • Lettuce • Honey Mustard • Multigrain Baguette. It was pretty good, I must say, even though brie cheese it a little highbrow for me. Give me the Mootz anytime., but I digress.
On my next visit, I’ll show my Italian nature a little more by munching on a SOPRANO –Grilled Chicken Breast • Pepperoni • Provolone • Mozzarella • Fresh Basil • Roasted Red Peppers • Garlic Mayo • French Bread pressed.
Or I might go for one of Millburn Deli’s biggest crowdpleasers in The GODFADDA — Chicken Cutlet • Bacon • Sliced Fresh Mozzarella • Russian Sub Roll pressed. Hey, that’s why the masses take fish oils and Lipitor, for sandwiches like this. Take the gun, but leave the GodFadda.
THE GOBBLER — Roast Turkey • Homemade Stuffing • Cranberry • Lettuce • Mayo • Black Pepper • Rye Bread — is another must-try on my list, especially with Thanksgiving not too far away.
Millburn Deli even makes an awesome iced tea, sweeten or not. It’s up to you.
Just be aware that the staff is pretty busy tending to all those customers, but they get to you pretty quickly, considering how hectic Millburn Deli can get. Therefore, take a number and chill.
Too lazy to leave your home? No worries, mate, you can order through DoorDash (free delivery on your first order, with a $15 minimum order to be eligible.
On a beautiful, sunkissed day, you can dine alfresco, as Millburn Deli has an outdoor seating area. Just be aware that its parking lot can get a little nutty at times.
Days and hours are Monday – Sunday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information on Millburn Deli, and to check out a full list of mouthwatering menu items, go to MillburnDeli.com.
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